Monday, November 19, 2012

Denver Zoo

 Last fall we took a week off of work and headed down to Colorado and New Mexico. We flew into Denver and spent our first couple of days visiting with Michelle's sister and family that live out there. Since we were there at the end of October we spent part of one day at the Denver Zoo during their Halloween celebration. Our nieces were all dressed up and ran around collecting candy and other goodies.
 The real treat though was getting to help feed the giraffes. Michelle's family has connections at the zoo so we had the privilege of going behind the scenes in the giraffe area and hand feeding the giraffes. Giraffe's have a  long prehensile tongue. Their tongue is very dexterous which enables them to pick leaves from the tops of the trees where they feed. The tongue moves almost snake like and can extend quite a ways out of the mouth, Mick Jager and Jean Simmons eat your heart out. It was a fun experience and one that required a good hand washing afterwards.


7 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

I really like the giraffe's tongue

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the giraffe's tongue, too! What a fun shot for the day! I do love zoos!! Enjoy your day!

DeniseinVA said...

What a neat thing to be able to do, sounded like a fun time at the zoo.

Fun60 said...

How lucky to be able to get up close and personal with the giraffes.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Great shots ~ love the giraffe~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Great pictures and how lucky to get up close and personal. I love giraffes - they are kind of serene and yet awkward!

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